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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 35
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,536 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #90

Aug 162001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While in motion, insured rear ended another vehicle, causing the vehicle to rear end someone else, vehicle caught on fire possibly mechanically related, there were two injuries in the accident, claim 43-R763-433.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #89

Mar 122001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire in the engine compartment, claim 59-V719-855.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #88

Sep 282000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire under hood in engine compartment, claim 04-1243-985.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #87

Jun 252000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, engine compartment caught on fire, claim 53-C579-741.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #86

Jun 252000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion, the engine caught on fire, claim 53-C579-741.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #85

Sep 052001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, insured heard a large popping noise, smoke emmited, then an fire erupted, claim 42-1402-914.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #84

Sep 262001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Insured was traveling when he smelled something funny. Flames had start to come up from the hood. Insured tried to put fire out but couldn't, possible transmission leak onto manifold, claim 40-2554-562.

- North Charleston , SC, USA

problem #83

Jan 052001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion insured smelled gas and pulled over. Looking under the hood, he saw flames shooting from the engine, claim 42-1328-321.

- Memphis , TX, USA

problem #82

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parked for a day inside of insured's garage, a fire started in the engine compartment, claim 23-C025-105.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #81

Aug 162001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion, insured rear ended another vehicle, causing the vehicle to rear end someone else, vehicle caught on fire possibly mechanically related, there were two injuries in the accident, claim 43-R763-433.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #80

Jan 062001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle one was driving and started to smell something like plastic. Insured pulled into sevice station, lifted the hood and found a fire burning inside the compartment, claim 36-A159-793.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #79

Mar 282000

Windstar

  • miles
The engine failed and the dealer replaced it. There was a noise in the front end due to flywheel failure.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #78

Sep 282000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire under the hood, claim 04-1243-985.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #77

Mar 122001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle loss, fire under hood, claim 59-V719-855.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #76

Jan 172001

Windstar

  • miles
Contacted bill Ford, chairman, fmc, in writting, 2X, , no written response.no safety defect mentioned.

- Hollister, CA, USA

problem #75

Aug 162001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer rearended another vehicle, that vehicle ran into another vehicle, consumers vehicle caught fire in the engine compartment, 2 people were injured in the accident, fireman stated fire could have been mechanically related, claim 43-R763-433.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #74

Sep 282000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire under hood in engine compartment, claim 04-1243-985.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #73

Jun 252000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, engine compartment caught on fire, claim 53-C579-741.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #72

Jan 062001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled something like plastic, pulled into service station and opened the hood and saw a fire in the engine compartment, adjuster stated that the upper intake gasket, fuel pressure regulator, upper and lower pieces of servo, and some of the fuel line and vacuum lines were damaged, claim 36-A159-793.

- Stoughton, MA, USA

problem #71

Mar 122001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire in the engine compartment, claim 59-V719-855.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

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